Spurs player ratings vs Man City: Harry Kane “has dared and he has done”

Harry Kane, Tottenham Hotspur (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)
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Even without Antonio Conte, Spurs outplayed Manchester City and got themselves a 1-0 win at home.

Spurs hosted champions Manchester City at home in the Premier League this afternoon. It was a terrific game, which ended in a 1-0 win for the home side. The highlight of the match was Harry Kane becoming the club’s record goal scorer but let’s see how his teammates fared alongside him in these Spurs player ratings…

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Spurs player ratings – Hugo Lloris 8/10

His distribution was better than it usually is. Towards the end of the match, Lloris played a killer ball which saw Son through on goal. The defence did their job well which meant Lloris wasn’t tested as much as he could’ve been, but stood firm against any test he was faced with.

Spurs player ratings – Cristian Romero 5/10

Lost his head in the first half and put himself on thin ice by picking up a yellow card following a reckless and unnecessary tackle on Haaland. This tackle looked even more silly in the last five minutes as a late challenge on Grealish means Spurs ended the match with 10 ten men.

But other than that – Wow. Romero plays with so much passion and this didn’t change today. There was a moment I liked at the 66th minute, where Romero won the ball with a commanding tackle, then ran the length of the pitch to assist the attacks with a counter attack. Lovely stuff from the World Cup winner.

The red card does hinder his rating massively, though. He needs to improve on his discipline.

Spurs player ratings – Eric Dier 8/10

Did well to isolate Erling Haaland, not giving the prolific leading talisman a sniff at goal. He was great at defending set pieces too, making sure his teammates kept their shape.

Spurs player ratings – Ben Davies 8/10

Confident, positive display from the Welsh international. Ben Davies played with a level head and didn’t look too fazed by the usual rampant City attack.